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Notable Historical Events for May 25th

2011Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

201146th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Brad Paisley wins

1961JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade

1972Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander

1521Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers

196416th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win

1994Mark Messier guarantees his New York Rangers will beat the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which he would help deliver on by scoring a natural hat trick in the game

1935Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates

1922Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump

1965Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch

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Notable Birthdays on May 25th

1803Ralph Waldo Emerson, Boston Massachusetts, American essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn)

1889Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft

1939Ian McKellen, England, actor (Keep, Plenty, Scarlet Pimpernel)

1926Bill Sharman, Abilene Texas, Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics)

1969Anne Heche, Aurora Ohio, actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano)

1907Rachel Carson, conservationist/writer (silent springs)

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Notable Weddings on May 25th

1957NFL coach Chuck Noll (25) weds first wife Marianne Noll

1901Russian physician, dramatist and author Anton Chekhov marries actress Olga Knipper

1898Chocolatier Milton S. Hershey (40) weds Catherine Sweeney at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

1940MLB outfielder Stan Musial (19) weds his high school sweetheart Lillian Labash in Daytona Beach

1965Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (44) weds Millie Bruce in Los Angeles

1661King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Braganca

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Notable Deaths on May 25th

1954Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)

1919Madame C. J. Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51

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